Historic Overview Alberto Contador Velasco

Rider

Overall Rank19
NameAlberto CONTADOR VELASCO
Country
  Spain
Date of birth06-Dec-1982 - Madrid (Madrid)
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Biography

Alberto Contador Velasco

Alberto Contador Velasco (Spanish pronunciation: [alˈβeɾto kontaˈðoɾ βeˈlasko]; born 6 December 1982) is a Spanish former professional cyclist. He is one of the most successful riders of his era, winning the Tour de France twice (2007, 2009), the Giro d'Italia twice (2008, 2015), and the Vuelta a España three times (2008, 2012, 2014). He is one of only seven riders to have won all three Grand Tours of cycling. He has also won the Velo d'Or a record 4 times.

He was regarded as the natural successor of Lance Armstrong and won the 2007 Tour de France with the Discovery Channel team. During his time at the Astana team, he won the 2008 Giro d'Italia, the 2008 Vuelta a España and the 2009 Tour de France. Between 2007 and 2011 he won six consecutive Grand Tours that he entered. This included winning the 2010 Tour de France with Astana, although it later emerged that he had tested positive for clenbuterol during the race. After a long battle in court, he was suspended by the Court of Arbitration for Sport and stripped of his 2010 Tour and 2011 Giro wins.

Contador was known as an attacking rider who excelled as a climber, and on his best days was also an excellent time-trialist. He was also known for being able to turn races around to his favour, most notably during the Fuente Dé stage at the 2012 Vuelta a España. Following his return from suspension, he won the Vuelta twice and the Giro once more. On the penultimate day of his career, he won a stage victory at the mountaintop finish of the Alto de l'Angliru.

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Major Victories

Vuelta al Pais Vasco 2008, 2009, 2014, 2016
Giro d'Italia 2008, 2015
Tirreno - Adriatico 2014
Vuelta a España 2008, 2012, 2014
Paris - Nice 2007, 2010
Tour de France 2007, 2009
Milano - Torino 2012
Vuelta a España - stages 2008 (2), 2012 (1), 2014 (2), 2017 (1)
Vuelta al Pais Vasco - stages 2005 (1), 2008 (2), 2009 (2), 2014 (1), 2016 (1)
Dauphiné Libéré - stages 2010 (2), 2016 (1)
Tirreno - Adriatico - stages 2014 (2)
Paris - Nice - stages 2007 (2), 2009 (2), 2010 (1)
Tour Down Under - stages 2005 (1)
Tour de Romandie - stages 2005 (1), 2006 (1)
Tour de Suisse - stages 2006 (1)
Tour de France - stages 2007 (1), 2009 (2)
Vuelta a Andalucia - Ruta del Sol - stages 2015 (1)
More results

Seasons

Alberto Contador Velasco - Scores by Season


YearTeamScoreRank
1. 2002 O.N.C.E. - Eroski 0 1896
2. 2003 O.N.C.E. - Eroski 117 446
3. 2004 Liberty Seguros 123 426
4. 2005 Liberty Seguros - Wurth Team 964 45
5. 2006 Astana 705 65
6. 2007 Discovery Channel Pro Cycling Team 2377 3
7. 2008 Astana 2614 2
8. 2009 Astana 2715 2
9. 2010 Astana 2512 1
10. 2011 Saxo Bank Sungard 1964 6
11. 2012 Team Saxo Bank - Tinkoff Bank 1372 19
12. 2013 Team Saxo - Tinkoff 1427 19
13. 2014 Tinkoff - Saxo 2708 2
14. 2015 Tinkoff - Saxo 2106 6
15. 2016 Tinkoff 1672 7
16. 2017 Trek - Segafredo 1806 9
Overall: 25182 19